Malaysia Cyber Law


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Malaysia Cyber Law

  1. 1. Malaysia Cyber Law<br />By KiestinaBinti Abu Saffian<br />(Lesson 14)<br />
  2. 2. Definition of Malaysia cyber Law<br />Cyber laws refer to any laws relating to protecting the Internet and other online communication technologies.<br />
  3. 3. Needs for cyber law<br />Integrity and security of information<br />Security of Government Data<br />Intellectual property rights <br />Privacy and confidential of information<br />Legal status of online transactions<br />
  4. 4. Examples of Malaysia cyber law<br />Digital Signature Act 1997<br />Telemedicine Act 1997<br />Communication and Multimedia Act 1998 <br />Computer Crimes Act 1997 <br />
  5. 5. Other cyber laws being drafted<br />Private Data Protection Bill<br />Electronic Government Activities Bill<br />Electronic Transaction Bill<br />
  6. 6. Digital Signature Act 1997<br />Secures electronic communications especially on the internet.<br />Digital Signature is an identity verification standard using encryption techniques to protect against e-mail forgery. The encrypted code consists of the user’s name and a hash of all the parts of the message.<br />By attaching the digital signature, one can ensure that nobody can eavesdrop, intercept or temper with transmitted data. By doing so, a more secure and safe electronic communication could be done.<br />
  7. 7. Computer Crimes Act 1997 <br />Protection against the misuses of computers and computer criminal activities are ensured by the Computer Crimes Act 1997. Such as unauthorized use of programs, illegal transmission of data or messages over computers and hacking and cracking of computer systems and networks are banned by this law, therefore to those who disobey this law can be charged on the court.<br />By implementing the Computer Crimes Act 1997, computer users can now protect their rights to privacy and build trust in the computer system. On top of that, this act also enable the government to track the illegal activities, thus reducing the cyber crimes cases.<br />
  8. 8. Telemedicine Act 1997<br />In Telemedicine Act 1997 stated that only qualified medical practitioners can use telemedicine and that their patient's rights and interests are protected.<br />This act provides the future development and delivery of healthcare in Malaysia. In other word, it is used to ensure all activities done through telemedicine are safe and not risky.<br />
  9. 9.  Communication and Multimedia Act 1998 <br />By the implementation of Communication and Telecommunication Act 1998 ensures that information is secure, the network is safe, reliable and the service is affordable all over Malaysia. In Malaysia, you can also use this act for any cases regarding your internet service provider and see whether they got accused of part of this law.<br />This act also ensures high level of user's confidence in the information and communication technology industry.<br />